Apple has apparently worked around the problem of needing two versions of its Bumper case with the pending launch of the iPhone 4 on Verizon’s network by creating a universal Bumper. The new Bumper case includes a larger switch slot that accommodates the slightly different positions of the mute switch on the two iPhone 4 models, according to Engadget.
iPhone Bumpers Go Universal
The iPhone 4 model Apple shipped months ago for GSM-based networks like AT&T, O2 and Orange, uses a different antenna configuration than the new CDMA-based model that will sell for Verizon’s network. That change meant Apple needed to reposition the mute switch that sits just above the iPhone’s volume buttons, making the company’s current Bumper cases incompatible with the new model.
Redesigning the Bumper’s mute switch slot means Apple won’t have to stock two case versions, and it also means customers won’t have to worry about accidentally grabbing the wrong model off store shelves.